• Why does I-70 take drivers through so many counties in a short stretch? Riley county township map.phatch

    Q: What’s the deal with Riley County’s borders? Why do I drive from Wabaunsee County into Riley approaching Manhattan westbound on I-70, but suddenly I’m in Geary County until I turn onto K-177 – and then it’s .

  • Westar officials discuss line route

    Westar Energy hopes to identify by early February its “preferred route” for new transmission lines from Jeffrey Energy Center to its substation east of Manhattan. Until a siting study is completed, however, Westar officials won’t know which route — including .

  • Trial set for daycare owner accused of harming child

    A Manhattan daycare operator is scheduled to stand trial in April for allegedly causing physical harm to an infant in her care. A jury trial for Lesa Heiman, former operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, was set in .

  • Incumbent first to file for USD 384 board

    In the Blue Valley school board’s first election filing, an incumbent signed up on Monday to run for one of four open seats. James Peter of Randolph, who served a term on the board already, filed to run in .

  • Commission approves closing health dept. for training

    The Riley County Health Department will close its facilities each quarter for staff training after approval on Monday from the county commission. Starting this year, in-service, training and professional development activities will happen for three hours in March, June, September .

  • Six file campaign finance reports

    Four elected officials, a former candidate and a current candidate filed their campaign finance reports to meet the Jan. 10 deadline. Jolene Keck, Riley County elections supervisor, said these reports are for people with cash still in their accounts or new .

  • K-State student wins ‘dream job’ contest

    A Kansas State University student with a love for elephants will live a dream later this year. Rebecca Roeder won the opportunity to spend two weeks in Thailand as a wildlife volunteer providing direct care for Asian elephants. She said .

  • Indians set to host Junior Blues tonight

    After struggling to a 1-3 record out of the gate this season, the Washburn Rural girls’ basketball team has rebounded with back-to-back wins against Hayden and Seaman. The same Seaman team that delivered Manhattan its only loss of the season. .

  • ‘Selma’ offers powerful story, well presented Christopher.conner1

    Chronicling the events leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “Selma” centers on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts to get federal legislation to end discriminatory voter rules and regulations across the South. David Oyelowo stars as Dr. Martin .

  • Let’s not dismiss cyber ‘prank’

    Given the attention focused on the hacking Monday of U.S. Central Command of military forces in the Middle East, Americans might wonder how much they ought to worry. In public, military spokesmen liken the attack on CentCom’s Twitter .

  • Beware of phony science in climate change debate

    To the Editor: Regarding the Jan 7 letter, “Actual science disproves claims of warming alarmists,” when you read a statement like that, you can be positive it’s not coming from a scientist or anyone who knows anything about the world .

  • Two men arrested in Ogden burglary

    Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the burglary of an Ogden laundromat. Riley County police arrested Douglas Lee Carson, 32, and Evan Dary Megaw, 36, both of Ogden, for the burglary of Ogden Coin Laundromat, 301 Eighth St., that resulted in $1,875 .


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